Which Sedan is Best?
The 2016 Mazda3 4-Door I Sport AT is a popular model among the fuel conscious and for good reason. While the competition, like the 2016 Nissan Sentra S CVT, is efficient as well, it can barely hold a flame to everything else the Mazda 3 4-Door I Sport AT has to offer. While the competition can be fierce, Mazda always comes out on top.
2016 Mazda3 i Sport
2016 Nissan Sentra S
|COMPARABLY EQUIPPED PRICE
When it comes to price, the Nissan Sentra S CVT edges out the Mazda3 4-Door I Sport AT, available at $18,665 and $19,730 respectively. When it comes down to it, the Mazda3 gives you more bang for your buck.
Fuel economy is the name of the game in this segment and that’s where the Mazda3 comes in strong, posting an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 hwy mpg. The Sentra S CVT falls short with 29 city/38 hwy mpg.
|41 MPG hwy, 30 MPG city||38 MPG hwy, 29 MPG city|
|34 MPG combined||32 MPG combined|
The Mazda3 4-Door I Sport AT takes a clear victory when it comes to power. Its 2-liter four cylinder engine offers 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque compared to the Sentra’s 1.8-liter four cylinder engine’s 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque.
|2.0L I4||1.8L I4|
|155 horsepower @ 6000 RPM||130 horsepower @ 6000 RPM|
|150 lb-ft. torque @ 4000 RPM||128 lb-ft. torque @ 3600 RPM|
|6 Transmission Speeds||Variable Transmission Speeds|
|38.6″ Front Headroom||39.4″ Front Headroom|
|37.6″ Rear Headroom||36.7″ Rear Headroom|
|42.2″ Front Legroom||42.5″ Front Legroom|
|35.8″ Rear Legroom||37.4″ Rear Legroom|
|36 / 36,000 Basic Warranty||36 / 36,000 Basic Warranty|
|60 / 60,000 Powertrain Warranty||60 / 60,000 Powertrain Warranty|
|60 / Unlimited Anti-Corrosion||60 / Unlimited Anti-Corrosion|
Safety is another category the Mazda3 drives off with. Options with a standard rearview camera and available blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. In comparison, the Sentra doesn’t offer any of those safety features.
|Optional Blind Spot Monitoring||–|
|Optional Rear Cross Traffic Alert||–|
|Optional Rear Spoiler||–|
|Daytime Running Lights||–|
|Optional Heated/Signaling Exterior Mirror||–|
|Optional Rain Sensing Wipers||–|
|Optional Navigation System||–|
|Optional Telematic Systems||–|
|Bluetooth Technology||Bluetooth Technology|
|Voice Activated Controls||Voice Activated Controls|